Professor Giuliana Battisti
Professor of the Economics of Innovation
(Strategy & International Business Group)

Giuliana joined Warwick Business School in September 2012 from the University of Nottingham, where she was a professor and the research director of the Economics and Finance division at the Nottingham University Business School.
She studied statistics and economics at the University of Bologna (Ba), the London School of Economics (MSc), Warwick University (PhD), Strasbourg and MERIT/Maastricht University (ETIC Doctoral School). She held teaching and research positions in the UK and abroad, including Williams College (Massachusetts, USA) and Politecnico of Milano (Managerial Engineering).

Giuliana is the co-lead/director of the University of Warwick Productivity and the Futures of Work GRP; a member of the National Statistical Advisory Group and a former Trustee of the Royal Statistical Society, an ONS fellow on productivity, member of the Economic Experts Advisory Group to the ONS. Giuliana is also a member of the ESWG, a joint steering group on economics statistics of the ONS, Royal Economic Society & Royal Statistical Society; the co-chair of the British Network of Industrial Economists and a former member of the Innovation Surveys Advisory Group of the Office for National Statistics and the Business Innovation and Skills department.

She has been awarded a two-year mid-career fellowship and several research projects, six of them sponsored by the ESRC and the EPSRC.

She has been advising and doing research for various governments and private organisations such as the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the ONS, the Department for Education, NESTA, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment of New Zealand, Singapore, EUROSTAT, the European Commission, the JRC-Institute of Prospective Technological Studies and the Research Institute on Financial Structures and Economic Development (ISFSE).

Research Interests

The generation and diffusion of innovations; Technological change and technology adoption; productivity; industrial economics; innovation and industrial policy.

PhD supervision area: any of the above.